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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:26 PM

Family Values Hypocrisy: Conservative Senator ADMITS TO AFFAIR And Out Of Wedlock Son





Former very conservative New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici fathered a son 34 years ago with Michelle Laxalt, the daughter of his Senate colleague, Nevada Republican Paul Laxalt. Pete Domenici was married during the affair. Pete Domenic was 46 while Michelle Laxalt was a 24 years old.


This should be nobody’s business. It is imperative however that it is made America’s business because of the hypocrisy and moral superiority generally promoted by many on the right. Both Republicans and Democrats stray. It is human nature.


According to the Huffington Post

Domenici and Michelle Laxalt sent statements to the Albuquerque Journal identifying their son as Nevada attorney Adam Paul Laxalt. They said they decided to go public with their decades-old secret because they believed someone was about to reveal the information in an attempt to smear Domenici.

“I deeply regret this and am very sorry for my behavior,” Domenici, 80, said in his statement, published in the Journal’s Wednesday editions. “I hope New Mexicans will view that my accomplishments for my beloved state outweigh my personal transgression.”


Domenici and Michelle Laxalt agreed to keep his fatherhood secret because he and her father, Paul Laxalt of Nevada, were senators at the time she gave birth.

Michelle Laxalt is a former Capitol Hill staffer who now works as a prominent lobbyist in the Washington, D.C. area. Public records show she is now 58 and her son is 34.

Laxalt said in a statement that she chose to raise her son as a single parent.

“One night’s mistake led to pregnancy more than 30 years ago,” she said.




The hypocrisy here is that Domenici voted to impeach President Clinton for his affair. The relative editorial silence from the right wing echo chamber is deafening. No continuous news alerts. No continuous BREAKING NEWS.


The judgement the current crop of Republicans generally imparts on the moral mistakes of others make it a requirement that everyone of their moral failings is exposed with the expectation that it will neutralize any of their further attempts to be America’s moral police. Morality should be left to family, friends, and religion. Politics is for the creation of policy to make a better country.





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Reply Family Values Hypocrisy: Conservative Senator ADMITS TO AFFAIR And Out Of Wedlock Son (Original post)
Segami Feb 2013 OP
catbyte Feb 2013 #1
Segami Feb 2013 #3
catbyte Feb 2013 #6
bottomofthehill Feb 2013 #7
duffyduff Feb 2013 #10
bottomofthehill Feb 2013 #11
catbyte Feb 2013 #15
patrice Feb 2013 #2
agentS Feb 2013 #4
Segami Feb 2013 #5
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #8
burrowowl Feb 2013 #9
kairos12 Feb 2013 #12
Permanut Feb 2013 #13
DallasNE Feb 2013 #14

Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:31 PM

1. Republican hypocrisy is nauseating.

I remember Denny Hastert claiming the illegitimate child he fathered at age 42 was a "youthful indiscretion." Seriously? 42 is "youthful"?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:33 PM

3. Hastert youthful?? Dream on Denny!!

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Response to Segami (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:38 PM

6. It was hilarious in a pathetic sort of way. Truthfully, 42 is middle aged, NOT youthful.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:41 PM

7. I think it was Henry Hyde not Denny Hastert

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:46 PM

10. That was Henry Hyde talking about his affair with Cheri Snodgrass. n/t

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:48 PM

11. Hyde



In 1998, the Internet magazine Salon.com published "This Hypocrite Broke Up My Family" which stated that from 1965 to 1969, Hyde conducted an extramarital sexual affair with Cherie Snodgrass. At the time, Snodgrass was married to another man with whom she had three children. The Snodgrasses divorced in 1967. Hyde said the affair ended when Snodgrass' husband confronted Mrs. Hyde. The Hydes reconciled and remained married until Mrs. Hyde's death in 1992. Hyde, who was 41 years old and married when the affair occurred, admitted to the affair in 1998, describing the relationship as a "youthful indiscretion". The revelation of this affair took place as Hyde was spearheading the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:17 AM

15. Whoops. Forgive me. They are both old White bags of goo.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:32 PM

2. Shouldn't his constituents be asking if the potential for blackmail could've affected his decisions

in office?

Or is that just on the tv?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:33 PM

4. IOIYAR

They get away with everything, then complain about our guys when they get investigated.

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Response to agentS (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:35 PM

5. Being called a ' Republican ' today could be considered ' slander '

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:42 PM

8. Ew. Why, Daddy-Issues Lady? Why?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:45 PM

9. A DOMA voter

I wrote to him and Heather that Marriage was the last sacrament of the Church to be included id in the 7 Sacraments and that it was for nobility to retain property, never got a reply!
Saint Pete is no longer saintly, amazing the secret was kept under cover so long.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:55 PM

12. It's only news when a Family Values guy is not caught with his pants down

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:40 AM

13. Thanks for the alert, Segami, this is important.

The right wing scum, including political scum, religious scum and gun hugging scum, rant endlessly about how superior they are, and how their superiority ought to be obvious to all of us librul commies, and therefore, they should be in charge of just about everything.

Take your fake superiority and put it where the sun don't shine, Domenici.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:11 AM

14. What Happens In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas

Did Domenici pay child support for all of those years? Was it paid from his private funds or campaign funds?

And how did Paul Laxalt take this news? What an awkward relationship that had to be for a number of years.

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